The Zarb School is fortunate to have a very active alumni organization that is strongly committed to preparing students for exciting business careers. Through the Zarb Alumni Association Career Series program, former students return to campus to directly engage current students, providing insight into what skills are crucial for success in the business world today and providing resume critiques and practice interviews. Since the program’s inception in 2009, more than 200 Zarb students have benefited from the expert advice that this mentorship program provides.
On September 12, 2011, nine Zarb alumni individually critiqued Zarb undergraduates’ resumes. Students benefited greatly from the one-on-one interaction with these seasoned professionals. This session was followed by an M.B.A. Practice Interview Session and Reception on September 21, 2011. Twelve alumni conducted practice interviews with graduate students and offered feedback on improving their interviewing skills. A networking session for alumni, students and faculty followed.
Undergraduates had the chance to practice their interview skills with alumni on September 27 and October 3, 2011.
The Zarb Alumni Association also provides its members with valuable networking opportunities. On July 14, 2011, the association hosted a Summer in New York City Networking Night at Local West. More than 75 alumni gathered to network, and heard from representatives from the Zarb Alumni Association and Alan Kelly, Hofstra’s vice president for development and alumni affairs. This was the second Summer in New York City networking night and one of the most highly attended Alumni Association events. Other networking events are periodically scheduled throughout the year.
All Zarb alumni should consider becoming actively involved with this dynamic organization. For more information contact Amy Reich, director of alumni affairs, at 516-463-7580 or Amy.Reich@hofstra.edu.